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23rd August 2019

The Effects of Littering on Wildlife

There is an estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic in our oceans. By 2050, experts predict that there will be more rubbish than fish in our waters.

It is our mission to create a better future for our wonderful planet, and while the myenergi HQ focus is on renewable energy, our Green Team are extremely passionate about all aspects of creating a more sustainable environment.

Let’s take a look at the impact littering has on our planet, particularly nature and wildlife…

Stats about littering that will shock you

 

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Effects of littering on wildlife

Trash that is mindlessly thrown on the floor is having a seriously detrimental effect on plants and animals. Not only is it a direct threat to many creatures’ health, but it can also destroy their habitats and environment.

Here are just some of the most common problems caused by litter:

These are just a few of the many issues plaguing our wonderful wildlife. You’ll notice a trend in each of the above examples: every one of them is entirely avoidable.

How can we prevent this?

The simple answer is, stop littering! Failing to properly dispose of your rubbish is careless and incredibly damaging to our planet.

Aim to use recyclable materials whenever possible, and be sure to recycle them in the correct manner.

Single-use plastics, such as straws and plastic cutlery is among the most avoidable and damaging type of litter in the world.

Even if you do dispose of your plastics properly, there are some extra precautions you can do to protect our wildlife, which include:

What else can we do to save the environment?

Cutting down litter is a massive thing the human race can do to help the many species left struggling on our planet. But it is not the only step you can make. Far from it.

Check out our guides and products below to continue contributing to our mission to create a kinder, more sustainable future.

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